The Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is dedicated to creating a vibrant air show that gives back to the community and supports, sustains and grows our region’s aviation legacy by honoring our military and veterans, raising funds for local nonprofit organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and engaging and inspiring the future generation to explore a career in aviation.
Founded in 1991, the Alliance Air Show was known as the Fort Worth International Air Show and was produced by the Aviation Heritage Association, a nonprofit organization. The Aviation Heritage Association was under contract with the City of Fort Worth to conduct the air show for the local North Texas Community. The mission of the Heritage Association was to dedicate funds to building the Aviation Heritage Museum and Educational Training Center.
The Fort Worth International Air Show, held at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, entertained thousands of people and was supported by numerous volunteers. During this time, staff members at Alliance Air Management, dba Alliance Air Services supported this event by coordinating static aircraft and ramp logistics.
In December of 2005, the Aviation Heritage Association elected to get out of the air show business. The City of Fort Worth approached Alliance Air Services, to continue the production of the air show for the North Texas community. In 2006, Alliance Air Services created a nonprofit organization called Alliance Air Productions to produce what is now called, the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show.
Alliance Air Productions hosts Boy Scouts from the Longhorn Council of Fort Worth and the Circle Ten Council of Dallas to participate in an Aviation Merit Badge class at Tarrant County College. Taught by local business owners, pilots, aircraft mechanics and staff from Alliance Air Productions, Boy Scouts work in groups in comprehensive sessions to complete the Aviation Merit Badge requirements.
During air show weekend, Alliance Air Productions has hosted over 400 students from Fort Worth, Northwest, Keller, Birdville and Crowley school districts with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), providing an opportunity to experience a private viewing of the air show. This effort is to help inspire and ignite their passion in aviation. The Creative Media Production Academy group from Northwest High School is part of our Youth Ambassador Program that helps students enhance their skills and portfolio through opportunities including, conducting performer interviews and shooting video and photography.
In addition, over 100 Make-A-Wish children and their families attend the air show to experience an exclusive meet and greet with the jet team for autographs and pictures with pilots. This special event gives local children with life-threatening medical conditions a rare chance to witness the grace and glory of aerobatic performers. The jet team also visits Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth as further outreach to young children.
Since 2006, Alliance Air Productions has donated more than $760,000 to over 70 nonprofit organizations. This year’s proceeds will be distributed to local school district STEM programs and nonprofit organizations. With the purpose of sustaining, promoting and educating the public about aviation and the aeronautic sciences, the Alliance Air Show has dedicated itself to giving back to the community and giving each generation a taste of the history and future of aviation.
Walter A. “Dub” Blessing Aviation Scholarship
International Council of Air Shows Foundation Scholarships
Women in Aviation Scholarships